When does a claim expire?
The Limitation Act has two periods of limitation of 3 and 20 years, respectively.
The main rule is that claims will be expired after three years.
In order for the period of limitation to start running, the compensation claimant must have known that there is an injury that has resulted in financial loss and/or permanent medical disability and have knowledge of the healthcare provider/treatment responsible. The compensation claimant will have some duty to investigate in connection with this.
Claims that are more than 20 years old will, as a rule, be expired, cf. Section 9(2) of the Limitation Act. This also applies even if the compensation claimant was not aware of the injury and the healthcare provider/treatment responsible.
The limitation period will be interrupted when the claim is reported to NPE.